Faust: A Dramatic Poem ...

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C. Roworth and Sons, 1833 - 279 pages

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Page 203 - In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face ; the hair of my flesh stood up...
Page 211 - For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ ; which is far better : nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
Page 211 - Sound needed none, Nor any voice of joy; his spirit drank The spectacle : sensation, soul, and form, All melted into him ; they swallowed up His animal being ; in them did he live, And by them did he live ; they were his life.
Page 211 - What soul was his, when, from the naked top Of some bold headland, he beheld the sun Rise up, and bathe the world in light!
Page 238 - With sloping masts and dipping prow, As who pursued with yell and blow Still treads the shadow of his foe, And forward bends his head, The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast, And southward aye we fled.
Page 205 - tis a thing impossible to frame Conceptions equal to the Soul's desires ; And the most difficult of tasks to keep Heights which the Soul is competent to gain.
Page 211 - The imperfect offices of prayer and praise, His mind was a thanksgiving to the power That made him; it was blessedness and love!
Page 244 - A work which marks out all the leading epochs in philosophy, and gives minute chronological information concerning: them, with biographical notices of the founders and followers of the principal schools, ample texts of their work*, and an account of the principal editions. In a word, to the student of philosophy, I know of no work in English likely to prove half so uaeful." Hayvtard, in Aw Tratulation of Goethe's Fatut.
Page 237 - ... steadfastly upon them, and in all probability he will see the singular spectacle of his own shadow extending to the length of five or six hundred feet at the distance of about two miles before him.
Page 197 - Nor in the pomp of proud audacious deeds, Intends our Muse to vaunt his heavenly verse : Only this, gentlemen, we must perform The form of Faustus' fortunes, good or bad: To patient judgments we appeal our plaud, And speak for Faustus in his infancy.

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